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Olive Oil Health Benefits and Nutrition Facts

Oil is extracts that are obtained from something so olive oil is extract of olives. Olive is a fruit and grows on olive trees. After collecting olives it is washed and crushed through steel blades. Then paste is obtained that is stirred to get oil droplets through a process called maceration. These stirred droplets are passed through centrifugal process for the separation of oil and water. When water is removed the left over is pure olive oil. In the markets olive oil are available in the containers and bottles. If the container of olive oil is opened then we should use olive oil in few months before the expiry date. However if it is not opened then you can store it for two years in cool dark place but keep in mind the expiry date.

Health Benefits of Olive Oil

Here we are going to discuss some health benefits of olive oil.

Benefits for cancer patients:

Olive oil is beneficial for cancer suffering patients. A nutrient that is called phytonutrient is found in olive oil that reduces inflammation and decrease the possibility of breast cancer and its recurrence.

Benefits for Diabetic patients:

Diabetes is becoming very common disease especially in the third world countries. Obese and overweight people have more tendency of having metabolic syndrome that enhances the risk of diabetes. Olive oil is rich in monosaturated fats and a recent Spanish study showed that olive oil rich diet reduces the risk of type II diabetes.

Reduces heart stroke:

It is proven in a study published in the online issue of Neurology that the individuals that consume olive oil on daily basis have lesser chances of stroke. It also slows down the aging of heart.

Avoid risk of osteoporosis:

Osteoporosis is a disease that reduces bone mass and make bone tissues to become fragile. When bones become weak than the chances of fracture increases. Chances of osteoporosis are commonly seen in the ladies above age thirty. Olive oil is helpful for the thickness of bones.

Protect from depression and mental illness:

According to the Spanish researchers olive oil is rich in polyunsaturated fats that lower the risk of depression and mental illness. Polyunsaturated fats can also be found in fish and vegetables oil.

The nutritious facts of olive oil are described below:-

Olive Oil Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 3,699 kJ (884 kcal)
Carbohydrates
0 g
Fat
100 g
Saturated 14 g
Monounsaturated 73 g
Polyunsaturated

omega‑3
omega‑6
11 g

0.8 g
9.8 g
Protein
0 g
Vitamins
Vitamin E
(93%)   14 mg
Vitamin K
(57%)   60 μg
Minerals
Iron
(4%)   0.56 mg

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